LKBEN10606: Where does a Microsoft DHCP server put its logfile


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You need to see exactly what happens on the server to troubleshoot the dhcp protocol

Cause

This is by design

Solution

You can see some statistics when you click on the server with the right mouse button and select the entry statistics but this is poor information for troubleshooting purposes.

An enhanced logfile can be found under %systemroot%\system32\dhcp. The server creates a logfile for every day. You can connect to the administrative share of the server to open the logfile from elsewhere. e.g. \\lubbysrv\c$\WINDOWS\System32\dhcp\dhcpsrvlog-mon.log

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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